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Alunan Family of the Philippines

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  • Adela Lizares-Mapa (c.1861 - d.)
    Adela Lizares-Mapa was among the co-founders of the Asilo de San Vicente de Paul in Molo, Iloilo. Under the care of the Sisters of the Daughters of Charity, the institution was once a refuge for the ho...
  • Enrica Alunan-Lizares (c.1855 - 1942)
    Enrica "Dicang" Alunan-Lizares was the hardworking grand matriarch of the Alunan-Lizares Clan. She was a successful planter and investor and her family had controlling interests in three sugar centrals...
  • Rafael Rivas Alunan, Sr. (1885 - 1947)
    Rafael Rival Alunan Sr. was the Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce during the Philippine Commonwealth. He held this position until 1942.

The Alunan Family were among the landed gentry of Negros Occidental even before the establishment of the great sugar plantations in the 1850s. Their ascendants of the clan spawned an enviable list of politicians, hacienderos and capitalists.

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